Steganos Antivirus

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  1. n1g3lng

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    Have some body known about this package "Steganos Antivirus 7". I found out that this antivirus have an identical looks to Kaspersky 5.0 Personal. Is steganos licensed the core from kaspersky ? However the price is very cheap compare to Kaspersky thou...

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    Nigel
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It is just a Kav clone. Have a look at the link here

    and here
     
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    Thanks bigc for ur swift response.
    So basically, the detection rate would be as good as Kaspersky ?
    Would they have the extended database like kaspersky ?
    Then why the reason it is cheaper ?

    Have any body good any clue ?
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    nigel
     
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    All of the KAV clone knock off av's are cheaper But KAV has the capability to detect more with the addidtion of their special definations or what ever they are called. But usually the knock off's do work fairly well. I know That extendia avk which is also a kav clone is very highly thought of by it's users.

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  5. n1g3lng

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    thanks again bigc, u real quickie

    i do see around some AV test, extendia-avk, do perform really well :D . However, being double-engine packet, is extendia avk pro a resource-hog? o_O Unfortunately there is not trial for extendia for me to test if they like my system or not ?

    Do u have any idea about extendia and how it using the comp. resources,

    Thanks all for response,
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    I used it for about six months and I didn't notice it being resource hungry.
     
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    there is a 30 day trial of extendia pro http://www.extendia.com/
    I use the Kav extendia ( single) as a backup and that only cost $10 . I do not believe that the AVK pro has the ability to get the additional definitions , however one has to be a little careful any ways with those as they can lead to some false positives occording to Igor from KL labs. The AVK is a bit grunty on the system although if you have a grunty system you will be fine . There are some adjustments that you can do to the real time scanner options that may help . There support is pretty good now also and they would offer some suggestions to try . I am happy with the AVK kav as a back up .I sometimes go up to Rav online scan ( as that is the other scanner engine with AVK pro ) and do a online scan . There are regular updates throughout the day . It is the 4.5 kav I believe with the same definitions as its later model.
     
  8. n1g3lng

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    Do u mean the Kaspersky extended database or the ExtendiaAVK Pro ?


    Off-topic: should the title of this thread change to Kaspersky-cloned antivirus as it no longer on Steganos any more ?

    Nigel
     
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    The kav extended database
     
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    kav's clone
     
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